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The dyeing of the nails with henna is a very ancient custom.

When they are white, the end of the tail and the mane are dyed with henna.

Persons of standing also dye with henna their finger-nails and hands.

They smeared their faces with a dye, and painted their eyes with henna.

Or the henna hills so far away, or the purple grass they chew.

I believe they use the henna berry for dyeing hair in the East.

Their hair is of extraordinary length, dyed with henna, and falling to their knees.

The finger-nails, and inside of the hands, are stained with henna.

Her hair was treated with henna and piled untidily on the top of her head.

A little make-up, a touch of rouge, a dash of henna—and you are an angel.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, "dye or cosmetic from the henna plant," from Arabic hinna, name for the small thorny tree (Egyptian Privet, Lawsonia inermis), the leaves of which are used to make the reddish dye; said to be of Persian origin. Related: Hennaed (1860).

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